Maryland
Public School Ratings



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Maryland Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Maryland School Districts by City
Number Of Students 880,474
Number Of Maryland Schools 1,427
Number Of Maryland School Districts 27
Spending Per Student $15,596

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 41.498992147371
4th Grade 42.5379345447432
5th Grade 42.6057710681122
6th Grade 39.036152073497
7th Grade 42.627748149445
8th Grade 38.7156144661045
10th Grade 48.9737035314876
11th Grade 20.9821111484727

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 43.6623785822501
4th Grade 39.0046660812834
5th Grade 36.3563881091361
6th Grade 33.1667252538367
7th Grade 27.7216952913878
8th Grade 19.3201375396345
10th Grade 38.250007673934
11th Grade 39.1543251412019

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 40.9% 51.5%
Black 36.1% 16.2%
Hispanic 16.2% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.6% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 44.7% 47.6%
English Language Learners 7.2% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 11.9% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.79
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Maryland Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,016,447 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 614 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.2% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.1% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 33.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.6% 26.2%
65 Or Older 13.8% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,177,492 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 11.6% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.6% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 38.4% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 18.9% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 18.4% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.3% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.9% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.1% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.1% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 8.3% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,500 $7,484,414,431 54.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $637 $561,139,758 4.1%
Staff $741 $652,361,996 4.8%
General Administration $124 $109,570,217 0.8%
School Administration $966 $850,313,928 6.2%
Operation $1,298 $1,143,100,151 8.3%
Transportation $739 $651,075,425 4.7%
Other $391 $344,523,881 2.5%
Total Support $4,898 $4,312,243,835 31.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,198 $1,935,374,068 14.1%
Total Expenditures $15,596 $13,732,033,895 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%